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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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BMW iNext due in 2021 could be badged an i9

BMW on Monday confirmed it secured the naming rights for potential vehicles ranging from an i1 to i9, as well as from an iX1 to iX9, with the iX-prefixed names indicating vehicles with an SUV body style. BMW also confirmed on Monday that its much-hyped iNext due in 2021 will be its “technology flagship,” as the vehicle will combine...

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Volvo delivers first self-driving cars to families in Drive Me project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where up to 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the automaker's hometown. The customers will drive the prototypes in everyday conditions, including on approximately 31 miles of selected roads (shown below) where the vehicles are able to operate in...

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Rinspeed explores plug-and-play chassis with Snap concept

Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is returning to the Consumer Electronics Show next year with a concept that demonstrates a possible future where the chassis and body of a car can go their separate ways. The result is that cars, or at least their bodies, could also offer meaningful immobile use. Rinspeed's Snap concept, which will debut at next...

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Ford to build electric SUV in Mexico instead of Michigan

Ford in 2015 outlined plans for 13 new electrified cars to be launched by 2020, one of which will be an electric SUV with a range of 300 miles. The original plan was to build the SUV at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan, where Ford is spending $700 million to transform the site into a hub for electric and self-driving car development. However, Ford...

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Fisker reveals Orbit self-driving shuttle

Henrik Fisker is yet to launch the first product from his revived Fisker automotive brand, the much-hypered EMotion electric sport sedan, but he's already hinting at another model for the brand. Fisker tweeted this first image of what he's calling the Orbit, an electric self-driving shuttle for "smart cities," this past Sunday. While the EMotion sedan won't...

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Honda to partner with China’s SenseTime on AI tech for self-driving cars

As part of its 2030 Vision strategy announced in June, Honda aims to have a car with Level 4 self-driving capability on sale by the year 2025. The target date is later than what rivals are promising (typically around 2021) but is probably more realistic, perhaps not because of the ability of the technology but rather an accommodative regulatory environment...

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"The Grand Tour" hosts see a future with self-driving cars

For decades, the automotive media has taken automobiles and discussed how they drive, their features, and why one might be a better buy than the other. When the day arrives where a car is ready to do the driving, there may be a bit less to talk about. Nevertheless, "The Grand Tour" hosts believe auto journalists will still have a place in the world. In an...

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Porsche not ready to abandon the steering wheel

The idea of a self-driving sports car seems like a ripe oxymoron, but even assisted self-driving could soon find its way to performance cars. Porsche won't flip a switch to drop the ability to actually drive its cars, but the luxury and performance brand does recognize times are changing. Porsche Vice President Lutz Meschke spoke about the brand's...

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